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LISTING: Luna County NM T24S R6W Sec 21 W2NE4NE4SW4 is 5 Acre Land in Akela by Las Cruces
It's a gorgeous drive back to town along NM-549 thru miles of farmland where I snapped this photo! Luna County is a rich agricultural area best known for its world class chile production. It's hot sunny days and cool evenings provide a long growing season favorable for wine grapes. Other crops include onions, cotton, melons, grapes and pecans. It's hard to believe all this grows in the dry desert!
Description: 5 Acres of Land for Sale in Akela, New Mexico Between Deming and Las Cruces.

Sits on a Graveled Road With Power Along the Property!

Property is 4.75 Miles From the Akela Exit at Interstate 10 Where There is a 3000 Square Foot Convenience Store and Fuel Station Being Built!

Add a Quality Piece of Land to Your Investment Portfolio!

Rural Countryside With Beautiful View of the Rugged Florida Mountain Peaks

Affordable Property About 3 hours E of Tucson, Arizona and 2 Hours NW of El Paso, Texas in Luna County

Zoned for Home, Manufactured Home or Snowbirds Can Come Stay in their RV up to 240 Days Out of the Year!

Call Char and Buddy Mon - Sun 360-550-8943!
We love to talk about land!

Tons of Photos of the Property!

Private Land Investors - We Own Everything We Have For Sale!

90 Day Early Bird Payoff Owner Financing With $250 Down & No Credit Checks

T24S R6W Sec 21 W2NE4NE4SW4
Status: Available
Sale: $3,250.00 Cash Price or Best Offer

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms

State: NM
County: Luna
APN: 56297 Legal Description: T24S R6W Section 21 W2NE4NE4SW4
City: Deming Akela Exit Onto Interstate 10 is 4.75 miles NE
Deming is 20 miles NE
Las Cruces is 46 Miles E to the I10 & I25 Interchange.
El Paso, Texas is 86 miles SE
Tucson International Airport is 231 Miles W
Albuquerque Sunport Airport is 252 miles N

Bring your fishing poles:
Caballo Lake State Park is 94 Miles NE by Hatch
Bill Evans Lake is 103 Miles NW by Silver City
Parcel Size: 5 Acres 330' x 660'
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Gravel El Bordo Rd SE is a graveled road along the N.
Power: Area, Solar, Generator There is power running along the S of the property.

You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property.

I suggest you research solar as well as I saw quite a bit of solar out in this area and there is plenty of sunshine!
Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation. Click Here for the State of New Mexico well log.

You will need to click on the PLSS link. Input 21 under section, then click on 24S under township, and 6W under range. You will want to click on the SW under Q4 to get more specified results.

I did find 4 well log records in this same quarter section. I found quite a few more well logs in other quarters of the section.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the New Mexico Environment Dept Liquid Waste Website.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 35.75 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: Residential Allowing for homes, manufactured homes. 30 day RV use allowed without utitlites, 240 day RV use allowed with utilities.

Click here to review the Luna County zoning ordinances.
Scroll down to ordinance 75 & 77 to read further.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Rural Life Guide Click here to read "The Code of the West", a guide to rural life in Luna County, NM.

Property Photos

All of the photos were taken in May 2018 of T24S R6W Sec 21 W2NE4NE4SW4 and the surrounding views.

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5 acres of land for sale in Akela, New Mexico between Deming and Las Cruces. It sits on a graveled road with power running along it. There's easy access to Interstate 10 about 4.75 miles away where a 3000' convenience store & fuel station is being built!

It's a quiet country setting with a few neighbors sprinkled about but mostly undeveloped and lots of privacy. It's about 3.5 hours E of Tucson and 1.5 hours NW of El Paso, Texas. It's a dry, warm, breezy climate for snowbirds looking for an inexpensive piece of land to develop in an affordable area to live. It's also an area to keep an eye on for someone looking to add to their investment portfolio!

All of the photos taken of the properties and their surrounding views in May 2018. I also included some of the roads I took out to the area and a few of the neighboring homes. El Bordo Rd SE is a graveled road along the N.

There is power running along the S of the lot along the easement between the adjoining neighbor. You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property. I suggest you also research solar as well as I saw quite a bit of solar out in this area and there is plenty of sunshine!

I noticed quite a bit of cable boxes in the area and included a photo of it at the intersection of Canto Road and Rosal Road (aka Calma). You would need to contact the phone company to verify how close it runs and the cost to bring it to the property.

The property sits about 4.75 miles SW of the Akela exit at Interstate 10 where there is a 3000 square foot convenience store and fuel station being built. I had a hard time trying to find my way coming in from the NE with my gps and instead I came in from the NW off NM-540 and included several photos of the road signs I took. And while that is a very pretty drive back to the town of Deming thru miles of farm land it is quicker on the interstate.

So I studied google earth and it looks like the quickest access to the Interstate is to go N one block to Canto Road and head E for 1.5 mile to Aberto Road. Follow Aberto N for 1.25 miles to Solana Rd SW. Go E on Solana for 2 miles to County Road B049 aka Gerano Road which leads N to I10 about 3/4 of a mile N.

It's a pretty country side setting and quiet and my notes say "Wow, wow - 5 Stars!" It's flat and very open with scattered shrubs and vegetation. There's an adjoining neighbor to the south that was a bit messy and a few others sprinkled about the area but for the most part it remains undeveloped with plenty of privacy. There sure are some nice homes out in this area and I included a few of them in the photos. I noted that it was 94* at 12:44 in the afternoon on May 10 - oh I love the warm sunshine here with its cool breeze!

Wow is it ever a beautiful view of the Little Florida Mountains and the Florida Mountains from the W to the SW! You could see the green in her lower foothills and the jagged peaks of Dragons Ridge about 7 miles away! I've seen some stunning sunsets on these mountains. Her rugged peaks rise to 7,295 feet at Florida Peak with sunny blue skies above!

To the NW is Cookes Range with Cookes Peak at 8408 feet.

The Good Sight Mountains sit to the NE, the Potrillo Mountains to the SE and the Organ Mountains beyond them by Las Cruces.

A shout out to my boyfriend Buddy who has been our Smile4u Mascot for 13 years now! I made a note that day that Buddy will be 13 in 20 days which made his birthday June 1st. So Happy Birthday my little man. Even though he doesn't want to get out of the truck at every stop these days he still keeps an eye on me...and his ears on me! Oh I love his ears!

The property is zoned for a home, manufactured home or up to 8 months of RV use if you install an approved RV hookup. There is a link above to the zoning for you to read the specifics on developing the property. If you have specific questions not covered in the zoning you would need to call the Luna County planning and zoning for clarification. I have found them to be very helpful.

It sits out in Akela Flats about 4.75 miles SW of Interstate 10. There is an exit onto the interstate there with Bollin's Trading Post which has an Exxon gas station and Apache Homeland, 30 acres owned by the Fort Sill Apache. It's about 20 miles E of Deming and 30 miles W of Las Cruces so this area is a nice option for those who want to be in the countryside but still a quick trip to either town and super affordable compared to the prices of land in Las Cruces!

I've been flipping land in Luna County since 2001 as it was my first tax foreclosure sale, but this was my first time stepping foot in Akela Flats and wow did I sure enjoy it out here! It really has a different beat than the west side of the Florida Mountains and it's a lot quieter. I found this off the beaten track area thru the foreclosure sale and all my notes say BUY BUY BUY so I bought as much as I could afford out here! I enjoyed the peacefulness, stunning views of the Florida's, quick access to Interstate 10 and there's some really nice homes are out here!

I sure have done a ton of research on the area and wish I could have bought everything that day at the foreclosure sale. A couple phoned me and asked if I had heard that the casino was moving forward the day before the tax sale in April 2018. They were seeking land out here as well at the sale. After hours and hours of research about the area I still don't know if the casino has received approval. But here's my research about the history and economic growth in the area:

The Fort Sill Apache is building a 3000 square foot convenience store and fule station at thier 30 acres of land by Bowlin's Trading Post - lots of information about their pursuit of a gaming license also in my blog!

The area is home of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe who are descendents of the Chiricahua Apache Tribe whose leaders include Cochise and Geronimo. I've visited the Chiricahua and Cochise Mountains - worth checking out and great American history!

Economic development in Las Cruces which includes the renovation of their airport to include daily commercial flights and a commuter rail to E Paso which sits 30 miles south.

Click Here to read my blog about the area!

I think this is an interesting area for someone looking to add a quality piece of land to their investment portfolio and keep an eye on what happens out here. It's also a beautiful area for someone seeking their own affordable big chunk of land to build a home or stay in their RV and enjoy the sunny southwestern desert. Char the Explorer : )

Financing Price: $6500

Terms with $250 down payment: $6250 at 8% interest with approximately 49 monthly payments of $150.

90 days Early Bird Payoff with $250 down! If $3250 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $250 down! If $4062 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.

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Property Maps

Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.

Google Interactive Map at the NE corner of the property.

Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Bing Maps link at the NE corner of the property.

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Luna County New Mexico Including Deming and Akela Area Photos

Deming is located in the Southwestern part of New Mexico, 33 miles north of the Mexico border. It is about 30 miles west of Las Cruces and half way between Tucson, Arizona and El Paso, Texas along Interstate 10.

It is the county seat for Luna County. It is a land of ever present sun and flowing desert rocks and cacti. It is a rich agricultural area with beautiful cattle farms and crops of chilies, onions, cotton and pecans. It is known for 99% pure water. It is often called a rock hunters paradise.

The Florida Mountains offers a spectacular background to these wide-open spaces. It is matched by its friendly hospitality. The elevation is approximately 4335 feet making for desirable temperatures of around 90 degrees in the summer and 59 degrees in the winter. It is an arid climate with low humidity. Average rainfall is 9 inches. They receive occasional snowfall but it quickly melts. They are well known for their winters, offering plenty of sunshine and little rain to the snowbirds enjoying their RV's!

Rock Hound State Park is a favorite place for the locals to explore the Florida Mountains. Click Here for more information about Rock Hound State Park where you can hunt for quartz crystals, geodes, jasper, perlite, and many other minerals.

The population in Luna County and Deming was estimated in 2004 to be 26,129 and 14,647. It is a full service community with low cost of living, affordable taxes, municipal airport, hospital, library, 18 hole golf course, and a community college. It boasts of being home to the Great American Duck Race! It is a busy small town with plenty of restaurants, hotels and shopping available.

Rockhound State Park sits in the Florida Mountains and is known for her rocks. It offers trails, unique geology, wildflower displays, and a peaceful campground. Rock hounders can hunt for quartz crystals, geodes, jasper, perlite, and many other minerals. You are allowed to take home up to 15 pounds!

In October 2015 I hiked into a canyon that was south of Cookes Peak and saw some fabulous petroglyphs in a cave!

Cookes Canyon, a passage way thru the mountains, was part of the 3,000 mile historic southern mail route called the Butterfield Trail that began in Tennessee and ended in San Francisco. There are so many things to explore here, old abandoned mines and the famous Fort Cummings used in the 1800s to protect from Indian raids. Cookes Range Wilderness Study Area, petroglyphs at Massacre Peak and waterfalls at Black Rock Canyon are just a few things to see nearby. It's also home to the City of Rock State Park which I visited for my first time in July 2017!

Deming is a small town of about 14,647 and Luna County has a population of about 25,000. It’s about 60 miles west of Las Cruces, NM and 33 miles N of the border of Mexico. Besides the low cost of living and affordable taxes, it offers a municipal airport, hospital/ambulance service, nursing home, senior citizens center, library, over 40 churches, over 80 listed organizations including a Rotary Club that meets every Thursday at 12:00 at the Rio Mimbres Country Club which happens to also be the 18 hole golf course (put that on my bucket place of Rotary meetings to attend), a civic center, public auditorium, schools and a community college.

Good timing seeing a man chip one to the hole in May 2018 at Rio Mimbres!

Unlike other border towns I haven't seen an influx of snowbirds in their RV's here. However I did see two new RV parks on the west side of the Florida Mountains when I was driving and it made me wonder if my neighbors had to get a variance permit to turn their property into an RV park. What I have seen are permanent snowbird who have retired here because they want to own their own piece of land and not an RV spot and it's affordable.

It's a dry arid climate with low humidity and an average high temperature in July of 95*. That's quite a bit cooler than Tuscon at 100*, Phoenix at 106* and Yuma at 107*. People with arthritis are drawn here because it keeps the swelling and inflammation down and this is something that I can certainly relate to and I'm 52!

The Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation (CITE) Plans to Build It's $1 Billion Futuristic City Near Deming, New Mexico!

The Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation (CITE) is set to be build their $1 billion futuristic research city near Deming, New Mexico. It plans to have green energy powering the buildings, self-driving cars navigating the tree lined streets, with schools, high-rises and suburbs meant for a population of 35,000 that will never actually live there! Wow!

Yep that’s right, it’s a research city with visions of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal and bio power plants running side-by-side with new forms of water treatment and cyber-security projects. It expects to employ 350 people directly, and up to 3,500 contractors will be hired to supplement them.

I’ve spent quite some time researching the exact location and I’ve found a few different reports but all say along the Interstate 10 corridor straddling Luna County and Doña Ana County and will encompass roughly 18 square miles. I contacted the planning department and they said they did not have the location yet but something was going on at the county planning…or something like that!

Click here to read more about this project on CITE’s website. I suggest you scroll towards the bottom to watch some pretty informative videos! I’ll keep you updated as I find out more information! It sounds like Luna County might just “Meet George Jetson!”

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Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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